Listening Resource Kit 1

Themes & Variations

SKU: 770

You’ve loved the Complete Recorder Resource Kit! Here is a kit that will be your complete resource for music listening. Each kit comes with audio recordings of all the selections, featuring recordings from the CBC radio library. The audio includes artists and performers such as Glenn Gould, The Canadian Brass, The Toronto Children’s Chorus and Tafelmusik. Classroom activities to develop your students' listening skills include many unique and innovative ideas and activities.

Have your students become involved in the listening by playing rhythm instruments along with the music. Rhythm instrument playalongs are given for many selections as full scores and as simple flashcard playalongs. Cup games teach students about form and provide excellent practice keeping a beat. Scripts for daily intercom listening are featured; make music listening a part of your school day. Reproducible pages include biographies and worksheets on major composers, instrument families, and a listening log. Movement activities use scarves, balloons, flashlights, paper plates and ribbons. Listening Maps are included for many selections.

Try a new way to develop silent listening skills! STILL stands for Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs. Your students develop tremendous listening skills while listening to “mystery” pieces. Internet references are included so you and your students can easily locate additional resources and information. This is a unique and valuable resource!

Level 1: (K-1) Includes listening to environmental sounds, What Keeps a Beat, Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft, High/Low, the complete Carnival of the Animals, excerpts from Peter & the Wolf, excerpts from the Nutcracker, and 14 additional selections by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Quinault, Chopin and Grieg for movement and activities.

Resource Index

  •  Sounds around us
  • What Keeps a Beat?
  • Fast and Slow
  • Loud and Quiet
  • High and Low
From Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
  • Hens and Roosters
  • Wild Donkeys
  • Tortoises
  • The Elephant
  • Kangaroos
  • Aquarium
  • Personages with Long Ears
  • The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods
  • Aviary
  • Pianists
  • Fossils
  • The Swan
  • Finale
From Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev
  • The Bird
  • The Duck
  • The Cat
  • Grandfather
  • The Wolf
  • Peter
  • Hunters
  • Hunters’ Rifles
  • Ballettmusik from Les petits riens, K. 299b, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Contradance II from Five Contradances, K. 609, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Ballettmusik IX from Les petits riens, K. 299b, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • At the Cradle from Lyric Pieces, Edvard Grieg
  • Galliard Battaglia, Samual Scheidt
  • Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy from The Nutcracker, Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
  • II Largo, Winter from The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi
  • Gigue from The Alchymist, George Frideric Handel
  • Gigue from Water Music Suite, George Frideric Handel
  • Minuet from Water Music Suite, George Frideric Handel
  • Flight of the Bumblebee, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Valse Op. 64, No. 1 (Little Dog Waltz), Frédéric Chopin
  • Scaramella, Josquin des Prés
  • Marche, Jean-Baptiste Quinault
  • Rondeau, Jean-Baptiste Quinault

    Intended Grades

    Kindergarten - Grade 1

    Materials Included

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    - Printed Book
    - Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3
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    - Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3

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    Audio: March of the Lions
    Audio: Sounds Around Us
    Book: Listening Kit 1
    Book: Listening Log